SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 4 is now available 

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The SQL Server team is excited to bring you the final service pack release for SQL Server 2012. The service pack is now available for download on the Microsoft Download Center and will be coming soon to Visual Studio Subscriptions, MBS/Partner Source, and VLSC. As part of our commitment to software excellence for our customers,…Read more

SQL Server 2017 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux offer 

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This post was authored by John ‘JG’ Chirapurath, General Manager, Data Platform Marketing. Microsoft has heard from you, our customers, that your data estate gets bigger, more complicated, and more diverse every year. You need solutions that work across platforms, whether on-premises or in the cloud, and that meet your data workloads where they are. Embracing…Read more

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Six reasons to consider SQL Server 2017—especially if you’re on Linux 

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“Data is currency” is the rule of thumb in business. As with money, business data must be accessible, accurate, and usable across disparate contexts if an organization is to realize greater ROI while keeping costs under control. CIOs understand that the need to manage data—its location, composition, and utility—is as important as managing a balance…Read more

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SQL Server 2017 Release Candidate 2 (RC2) is now available 

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Microsoft is pleased to announce availability of SQL Server 2017 Release Candidate 2 (RC2), which is now available for download. The release candidate represents an important milestone for SQL Server.  Development of the new version of SQL Server along most dimensions needed to bring the industry-leading performance and security of SQL Server to Windows, Linux,…Read more

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SQL Server 2017 containers for DevOps scenarios 

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This post was authored by Tony Petrossian, Partner Group Program Manager, Database Systems Group SQL Server 2017 will bring with it support for the Linux OS and containers running on Windows, Linux, and macOS. Our goal is to enable SQL Server to run in modern IT infrastructure in any public or private cloud. With support…Read more

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Webcast: Intro to Microsoft SQL Server on Linux with containers 

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With our community technology previews of SQL Server 2017, Microsoft is bringing the industry-leading performance and security of SQL Server to Linux and containers for the first time. SQL Server running on Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform has advantages for both the SQL Server and Red Hat Linux communities. Join…Read more

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Try new SQL Server command line tools to generate T-SQL scripts and monitor Dynamic Management Views 

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This post was authored by Tara Raj and Vinson Yu, Program Managers – SQL Server Team We are excited to announce the public preview availability of two new command line tools for SQL Server: The mssql-scripter tool enables developers, DBAs, and sysadmins to generate CREATE and INSERT T-SQL scripts for database objects in SQL Server,…Read more

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SQL Server 2017 CTP 2.1 now available 

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Microsoft is excited to announce a new preview for the next version of SQL Server (SQL Server 2017). Community Technology Preview (CTP) 2.1 is available on both Windows and Linux. In this preview, we added manageability features to make it easier to configure SQL Server in Docker containers. We’re also introducing some new command line…Read more

SQL Server Command Line Tools for macOS released 

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This post was authored by Meet Bhagdev, Program Manager, Microsoft We are delighted to share the production-ready release of the SQL Server Command Line Tools (sqlcmd and bcp) on macOS El Capitan and Sierra. The sqlcmd utility is a command-line tool that lets you submit T-SQL statements or batches to local and remote instances of…Read more

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Extend your app to support SQL Server 2017 on Linux 

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This post was authored by Vin Yu, Program Manager, SQL Engineering Microsoft recently announced Community Technology Preview (CTP) 2.0, the first production-quality preview of SQL Server 2017. To help our independent software vendor (ISV) partners leverage the latest enhancements, we are expanding our Data Accelerator program to support SQL Server 2017 on Linux. Leverage the…Read more